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Qatar looks to former Soviet republic for ‘food security’

Gulf state plans to grow corn in Georgia, and import 70,000 sheep a year.

February 27, 2010 10:43 by

Qatar plans to buy land in Georgia for corn cultivation and will start importing as many as 70,000 sheep a year from the former Soviet republic, according to press reports.

“They’re interested in buying land in Georgia for agriculture and are also interested in importing our vegetables and sheep,” Georgian Agriculture Minister Bakur Kvezereli told Bloomberg. “They’re willing to pay as much as $250 per sheep.”

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